Most kitchens incorporate tiles in the design, as they are easy to clean and offer a range of attractive colours and patterns, and if your tiles are looking a bit jaded, now is the time to replace them. Tiling like a pro is no easy feat, and with that in mind, here are a few tiling tips to help you get it right first time.
Have the Right Equipment
Prior to starting work, make sure you have all the necessary tools and equipment, which should include:
- Tile cutter – Essential for square cutting,
- Adhesive trowel – To apply an even amount of adhesive.
- Mixing buckets – For grout and adhesive.
- Tile Spacers – Small plastic items that ensure the gaps between the tiles are uniform.
- Grouting trowel – To apply the grout.
- A spirit Level – To keep the tiles square and level.
The tiles should be installed one at a time, and starting at the centre of the wall will ensure that the small cuts are in the corners. If this sound difficult, there is an affordable kitchen company in Bristol who can carry out the work, and this will ensure a professional finish. Don’t apply more than one square metre of adhesive at one time, otherwise it might set before you are ready to fit the tiles.
Applying the Grout
Once the tiles are set and you have removed all the tile spacers, you can begin to grout the joins, and this will be a little messy, but don’t worry, the excess grout can be wiped off with a damp cloth. It is important to remove excess grout before it goes hard, as removing it will be much harder after it sets.